Cymbidium Species
Stephen Early


Cymbidium macrorhizon

This is a small, leafless saprophytic orchid only visible above ground when the flowers emerge from the substrate.  The scape is between 7 and 32 cm long carrying between 1 and 8 flowers.  The flowers are 3 - 4 cm across.


I do not grow this plant and have no cultural information as yet.


In broad leafed and pine forest growing in damp humus in the shade.


Pakistan (N Punjab), N India (Kashmir, NW Indaian Himalaya, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland), Nepal, Burma, Thailand, Laos, China (Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan), Japan, Taiwan, Ryukyus up to 2500m

Synonyms and other names

Beletia  nipponica, C. nipponicum, C. pedicellatum, Yoania aberrans, Aphyllorchis aberrans, C. aberrans, C. aphyllum, Pachyrhizanthe aberrans, Pachyrhizanthe aphyllum, Pachyrhizanthe macrorhizon, Pachryhizanthe nipponicum, Pachyrhizanthe sagamiense, C. szechuanensis

Primary Hybrids

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